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Janet Reports Effective Results For The Lymphoedema Of Her Arm With Daily DEEP O SCILLATION treatment Janet

met with Julie of PhysioPod just before Christmas 2013 and purchased a DEE P OSCILLATION PERSONAL unit to take back to Leeds with her. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, January 29, 2014 -- DEEP OSCILLATION® applied via gloved hands from therapist or via applicator as self treatment. "Hi Julie Thought I'd drop you line and let you know how i'm getting on with the 'DEEP OSC ILLATION'. It's been 4 weeks since we bought the machine and i've used it every day (sometimes twice) and have seen some improvement to the lymphoedema in my ar m, it's softer for a start! When I first started to use the machine, my hand in particular was quite swollen and I couldn't feel the oscillation, however after only a couple of days the swelling in my hand reduced significantly which felt s o much better and I can now feel the vibrations in my hand. The swelling around my elbow is slowly reducing but it's taking time, which I expected. I get instan t relief in my arm immediately after using the machine and I have managed to sta rt wearing the softer compression gloves again, this makes everything so much mo re comfortable, especially when I'm at work. We've also used the machine to reli eve back ache - WOW instant relief! I used it on our daughter who's been hunched over her law books revising and she couldn't believe how quick the effect was. Thanks for seeing us at such short notice before Christmas - I'm so glad we came , here's to a good year and a thinner arm!! Best wishes, Janet" Please email for Janet's email address. What is DEEP OSCILLATION and is it proven to help Lymphoedema? DEEP OSCILLATION® is a patented electromechanical therapeutic procedure using reson ant vibration of the tissue with DEEP OSCILLATION® equipment from Physiomed, German y. A special design makes it possible, using electrostatic attraction and fricti on, "to produce mechanical vibrations in treated tissues of the body, not only a t the skin on the surface but also in deeper tissues" (Brenke and Siems 1996). S chönfelder and Berg (1991) refer to a "penetrating vibration and pumping effect dee p into the tissue". The frequency can be varied in the range from 5-250 Hz. The treatment applicator and the patient are connected to the equipment (voltage sou rce). A vinyl film between the applicator and the patient functions as a dielect ric. This results in a weakly conducting capacitative layer between the contact surfaces. In action, pulsed electrostatic attractions draw the tissue to the app licator and release it at the rhythm of the chosen frequency. The therapist sets the pressure gradient, speed and direction of the movements. The patient can tr eat himself if appropriate. The treatment procedure is characterised by minimal external mechanical effects, which allows it to be used in cases of acute pain, fresh injuries and in treatment of wounds. Numerous pilot studies have demonstra ted pain reduction, minimisation of oedema and anti-fibrotic effects. It is comm only used for the treatment of Lymphoedema (Jahr, S., Schoppe, B. and Reià hauer A. (2008) Effect of treatment with low intensity and extremely low frequency electr ostatic fields (Deep Oscillation®) on breast tissue and pain in patients with secon dary breast lymphoedema. J. Rehabil. Med. 40, 645-650). For other study referenc es see section References above) What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic system does not work properly. This result s in the long-term swelling of part or parts of the body. It can can be classifi ed as Primary or Secondary, depending on the cause. It may be present at birth, develop at puberty or in mid-life. Secondary lymphoedema may occur following tre atment for cancer, surgery, radiation therapy, recurrent infections or trauma.

What happens in the body when Lymphoedema is present? When the lymph nodes or vessels are blocked the lymph fluid is unable to pass th rough them, the extra tissue fluid cannot then drain away normally and it builds up. This causes (oedema). Although not reversible, (because the causes cannot b e reversed) an early diagnosis is very helpful for managing its progression. What type of massage is advised? Manual Lympathic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. It is a specialised massage technique d esigned to stimulate the flow of fluid and reduce swelling and must only be perf ormed by a qualified practitioner. DEEP OSCILLATION® can be combined with MLD techn iques. To read a list of practitioners combining the two therapies for effective results please click here Simple Lymphatic Drainage (SLD) massage (including deep breathing exercise) is p erformed by the sufferer. The SLD technique is taught to sufferers by MLD & Lymp hoedema Practitioners. It is vitally important that sufferers and relatives are taught the correct technique, in order to push the lymph fluid and its contents in the correct direction of flow. Self treatment can be combined with DEEP OSCIL LATION® using the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS - to read more testmonials click h ere Further Helpful advice for Lymphoedema sufferers can be read at the Macmillan we bsite, at MLD UK and The British Lymphology Society (BLS) Controlling and managing symptoms - self care can greatly help improve quality o f life: Making changes to diet following advice from a practitioner Keeping to a healthy weight and avoiding smoking. Wearing properly measured compression garments Performing remedial exercises which are designed to activate the muscles in the limbs to improve lymph drainage Regular skin care routines to prevent infection and injury Qualified Lymphoedema Practioners offer MLD and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy ( DLT) which will include: Multilayer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB) and compression garments to move the flu id out of the affected limb. Lymphoedema Kinesio taping - a special stretchy tape is applied directly onto th e skin. It gently lifts the top layer of skin, allowing the superficial lymph fl uid to flow more easily. (Combined with bandaging/and or compression). Skin care and exercises. About Us: PhysioPod UK Limited is run by two Sisters, Mary Fickling and Julie Soroczyn. Th e company was formed in 2007 and they NHS approved suppliers, supplying also int o the elite sporting world of Football, Rugby and Cricket. They are the exclusiv e distributor for DEEP OSCILLATION in the UK and Ireland. Contact: Mary Fickling PhysioPod UK Limited Sherbrook Road, Daybrook, Nottingham NG5 6AS 0-115-916-7685